Flintshire Lib Dems launch Senedd election campaign with pledge to get Fair Funding for Flintshire

Welsh Lib Dem Senedd election candidates Andrew Parkhurst and Chris Twells will Put Recovery First by getting fair funding for Flintshire.

Chris Twells, Welsh Lib Dem Candidate for Alyn & Deeside and lead candidate for the North Wales Regional List says: “Under the Labour dominated Senedd, Flintshire has been short-changed by Cardiff Bay.   

“With Flintshire’s growing unemployment and social needs, it cannot be fair that the largest funding increases are generally going to Labour-run local authorities in South Wales.

 “There is an urgent need to tackle climate change by investing in new green technologies and upgrading our public transport network. I will therefore demand our fair share of funding from the HS2 budget to electrify the North Wales Coast Main Line, as well as reversing cuts to commuter services, urgently assessing the viability of additional stations, such as at Greenfield, and improving bus services.”

“Putting recovery first means giving Flintshire a fair deal.”

Andrew Parkhurst, Welsh Lib Dem candidate for Delyn adds:

“To save our high streets we will create a £500m Welsh Towns Fund to help them evolve and thrive as attractive retail and leisure destinations. We will also replace business rates with a fairer system that incentivises investment rather than penalising entrepreneurship, and speed up the planning process to repurpose use of vacant properties. 

“To tackle health inequalities we will put mental health care on a par with physical health, get cancer and other screening back on track, and treatment waiting times down. 

“If you vote Welsh Lib Dem on 6th May you’ll get local champions who will fight for Flintshire and put recovery first.”  

Both Chris and Andrew live in Flintshire and have longstanding local connections. Chris was brought up in Rhosesmor and went to the Alun School in Mold. Andrew has lived in Cilcain for over 25 years. 

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